Category: Premises Liability

Will a Personal Injury Lawsuit Make David Copperfield’s Money Disappear

World-famous magician David Copperfield could stand to lose a significant chunk of money as a result of a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an incident that occurred in 2013 when an audience member was injured while participating in a trick. Recently, a judge ordered the magician to share the secret to his trick to determine whether or not the injured […]

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Fake Cameras, Signs Give Guests a False Sense of Security

Property owners who install fake security cameras to help prevent crimes on the premises may be opening the door to a lawsuit if guests or customers are injured. While many criminals are able to easily identify fake security cameras, they can lead guests, employees, and residents of the property to believe the area is under constant surveillance and thereby safer […]

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Densely populated events can make individuals more susceptible to serious crowd crush injuries. Concerts, sporting events, festivals, and shows make Las Vegas prime breeding grounds for large crowd injuries and deaths. Tourists and residents should be familiar with the dangers of crowds and the safety precautions that prevent injuries. (Article continues below infographic) Dangers of Crowds Between 1992 and 2002, […]

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Pandemonium in the Parking Lot (When Black Friday Shoppers Take it Outside)

While Black Friday injuries often entail in-store tug-of-wars over limited items or people being crushed by anxious crowds stampeding through the doors, parking lot accidents and altercations also increase during these holiday events. Increased distractions, large crowds, and parking lot road rage contribute to fender benders, backover accidents, and violent behaviors that lead to serious injuries or even death. Retailers […]

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Risk For Injuries Increases As Holiday Season Approaches

Consumers are a heightened risk of injury during the holiday season. As holidays bring joy and cheer, they also bring with them more trips to hospitals and emergency rooms due to falls, criminal attacks, and other incidents. Potential Hazards Associated with the Holiday Season The holiday season poses risks for a number of reasons. Ice may accumulate at doors and […]

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If My Child was Injured while Trespassing, Can I still Sue?

When an adult trespasser is harmed on a property, he may not be able to sue because the landowner owes no duty to him, but this principle may not be applied when the trespasser is a child. Nevada‚Äôs premises liability laws and attractive nuisance doctrine may provide a path for recovery when a child is injured on the property of […]

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Three Types Of Premises Liability Lawsuits

Premises liability lawsuits have three primary classifications for injured people: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. The property owner’s liability can vary greatly based on the injured person’s classification. People injured on someone’s property must prove that the property owner was somehow negligent and that the injury was due to the owner’s negligence. Classifications of injured people Property owners must make reasonable […]

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Important Information About Nevada Dog Bite Laws

Nevada does not currently have a statewide dog bit statute. However, it does have Statute 202.500 regarding dangerous or vicious dogs. This statute characterizes any dog as a “dangerous” dog if it, without provocation, has on two different occasions in 18 months, behaved menacingly to someone to a degree that they had to defend themselves because the dog was off […]

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Warmer weather and cool waters beckon winter weary visitors to take a swim and relax in Nevada’s many sun-drenched swimming pools. Homeowners, hotels, and public facilities owe a duty of care to their guests to ensure that they are not injured during their swim. This doesn’t always happen and it is estimated that 10 people every day die in drowning […]

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Property owners owe duties of care to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors to their property, but most trespassers are exempted — except children. Generally, people who are present on another’s property and injured by a dangerous condition that exists on the property may not recover damages from the property owner in premises liability lawsuits. However, the law provides […]

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